Uncovering Challenges and Opportunities for Including Visually-Impaired and Blind Children in Mainstream Schools

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Abstract

We report on a field study aimed at understanding the challenges facing inclusive education practices for children with visual impairments (VIs). We interviewed 25 practitioners and observed seven teaching sessions at three support services and mainstream schools that include children with VIs. A thematic analysis of the data highlighted the need to develop incidental learning opportunities; to break the phenomenon of the “teaching assistant bubble”; and to support a maker culture prominent amongst practitioners. Our findings offer insights into areas where technology-enhanced learning tools could be introduced to address the challenges of including children with VIs in mainstream schools.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe 31st British Human Computer Interaction Conference
PublisherBCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 3 Jul 2017
EventThe 31st British Human Computer Interaction Conference -
Duration: 3 Jul 20176 Jul 2017

Publication series

NameThe eWiC Series
PublisherBCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
ISSN (Print)1477-9358

Conference

ConferenceThe 31st British Human Computer Interaction Conference
Period3/07/176/07/17

Structured keywords

  • Engineering Education Research Group

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